Cracking the Nut 2019: Leveraging systems for improved food security

14 Oct 2019 – 15 Oct 2019
Dakar, Senegal
Connexus / Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Applying a food systems lens, this two-day learning event will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in rural development, agricultural finance, sustainable agriculture, water sanitation, health and nutrition to discuss how to balance public concerns for food security with private, market-based solutions.

The conference will convene high-level representatives to discuss the “tough nuts” related to improving food security.

Conference themes

  • Reducing systemic risks
  • Improving health, nutrition and access to clean water
  • Increasing inclusion in commercial markets

Call for proposals

The conference advisory committee is searching far and wide to identify the latest approaches to improving food security that employ systems thinking. Do you - or someone you know - have insight related to increasing rural incomes, improving access to finance, strengthening access to nutritious food and clean water, or expanding agricultural production?

Submit a proposal to present on one of the conference themes and your approach could be showcased in front of top industry thought leaders from private sector companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, and development practitioners at Cracking the Nut 2019.

Visit the conference website for instructions and fill out our simple two-page proposal form in English or French
All proposals are due by March 29, 2019.


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